What Do You Need to Get?

Ephesians 3:17-18; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love;
May be able to comprehend with all saints what [is] the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

I told you yesterday that the complete thought would have to wait for tomorrow. We are in the same predicament today. This sentence grows into an extraordinary promise. An exciting crescendo of the first part of Ephesians that only God could give. Let’s dig in.


This is the verb in 18 of choice. Beautiful isn’t it. Kata and lambano. Two words put together to express one thought. It translates into the word comprehend. A fair translation of the Greek. Literally it means to grasp, to obtain the meaning of. I believe we are close to the pinnacle of this 3 chapter section. Here’s why.

What is it like when you are teaching someone a concept and they finally “get it”? Isn’t an unbelievable feeling! It is like small tributaries of thoughts, emotions and experiences all flow together to finally join in one large river of the concept. This transition in the brain is called synesis. It’s beautiful to watch, like the miracle of a flower bud slowly opening to the sun for the first time. It’s vibrant petals lunge out to celebrate the beauty and need for sunlight. Synesis is that kind of comprehension and the goal of this verse. But what is it that we need to understand and grasp about God? Every verse we’ve studied, every thought we’ve explored of the last 3 chapters is culminating. In order to comprehend this you must review! Read back over them. Roll the taste of the Word of God in your mouth, let it swirl and join together.

What do you need to see? The breadth, the length, the depth and the height of what?


The answer is in tomorrow’s verse. I would hardly be doing it justice to blurt it out now. So we’ll wait till then.


One thing I do want to say is…


If you have joined me on this amazing climb through the Word, and have kept up with every blog post then I applaud you. Few get to see the vast greatness of the Word by reading only one verse or skimming the surface. What you have done is akin to climbing one of our Montana mountain peaks with me. It’s a different view at the top I assure you. And we’re only in chapter 3! There are 6 chapters of Ephesians!

God Bless and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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